Mothers and Their Children

A Feminist Sociology of Childrearing


Author: Jane Ribbens

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446233078

Category: Child rearing

Page: 240

View: 9863

This book presents a fresh approach to the analysis of childrearing a topic on which there is a surfeit of opinions and advice but little sociological research and analysis. By focusing on mothers' own understandings of their childrearing, the author reveals how differences in childrearing are rooted in fundamental ideas about the nature of social life and the place of the individual and the family within it. Jane Ribbens' challenging and accessible discussion covers the broad cultural concepts of family, individuality and the nature of childhood. She analyses the implications of mothers' ideas about these concepts for key childrearing preoccupations of time, discipline and the independence of children. An important theme that emerges is the diversity behind the image of the 'ordinary family'. Drawing on empirical evidence of mothers' concerns and understanding of childrearing, the author illustrates how issues of power and the public/private divide are negotiated in the daily lives of mothers and their children. Mothers and Their Children encompasses both vivid portraits of the lives and concerns of mothers, and an enlightening discussion of key sociological concepts and debates. It will be of central interest to students of sociology, family studies, women's studies, and developmental psychology, as well as to professionals directly involved in issues of childrearing and family life.

Feminist Dilemmas in Qualitative Research

Public Knowledge and Private Lives


Author: Jane Ribbens,Rosalind Edwards

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446275779

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 3904

How can researchers produce work with relevance to theoretical and formal traditions and requirements of public academic knowledge while still remaining faithful to the experiences and accounts of research participants based in private settings? Feminist Dilemmas in Qualitative Research explores this key dilemma and examines the interplay between theory, epistemology and the detailed practice of research. It does this across the whole research process: access, data collection and analysis and writing up research. It goes on to consider ways of achieving high standards of reflexivity and openness in the strategic choices made during research, examining these issues for specific projects in an open and accessible style. Particular themes examined are: the research dilemmas that occur from feminist perspectives in relation to researching private and personal social worlds; the position of the researcher as situated between public knowledge and private experience; and the dilemmas raised for researchers seeking to contribute to academic discourse while remaing close to their knowledge forms.

Psychology of the Image


Author: Michael Forrester

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134709552

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 6201

Psychology of the Image outlines a theoretical framework bringing together the semiotic concepts developed by Charles Peirce, the sociological insights of Ervin Goffman and the psychoanalytic ideas of Jacques Lacan. Image studies in fashion, advertising, photography, film studies and psychology have been influenced by these theorists in significant ways. The framework presented helps the reader understand how these ideas relate to the study of different domains of the image: the internal imagery of dreams, external images such as the photograph and image processes which span both contexts, e.g., images we have about ourselves. The topics discussed are organised into three themes. The first considers mental imagery, including sound and dreams. The second addresses the interdependent nature of internal and external images, e.g., the gendered self and social identity. In the third theme, attention turns to external images including television, film, photography, the computer and the internet. Psychology of the Image will be of interest to undergraduates, postgraduates, lecturers and researchers in the fields of psychology, media studies and sociology.

Gender and Consumption

Domestic Cultures and the Commercialisation of Everyday Life


Author: Dr Lydia Martens,Ms Emma Casey

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 140949084X

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 3345

Drawing upon anthropological, sociological and historical perspectives, this volume provides a unique insight into women’s domestic consumption. The contributors argue that domestic consumption represents an important lens through which to examine the everyday production and reproduction of socio-economic relations. Through a variety of case studies (such as gambling, wedding day consumption and bedroom décor), the essays explore and reconsider the nature of public and private spaces, and the subsequent nature of domestic space – often by challenging traditional notions of what constitutes ‘the domestic’. The volume demonstrates the broad range of experiences that domestic consumption offers women and reveals some of the complex meanings and motivations underpinning women’s consumption practices.

Families and Poverty

Everyday life on a low income


Author: Daly, Mary,Kelly, Grace

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447318862

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 4519

The recent radical cutbacks of the welfare state in the UK have meant that poverty and income management continue to be of great importance for intellectual, public and policy discourse. Written by leading authors in the field, the central interest of this innovative book is the role and significance of family in a context of poverty and low-income. Based on a micro-level study carried out in 2011 and 2012 with 51 families in Northern Ireland, it offers new empirical evidence and a theorisation of the relationship between family life and poverty. Different chapters explore parenting, the management of money, family support and local engagement. By revealing the ordinary and extraordinary practices involved in constructing and managing family and relationships in circumstances of low incomes, the book will appeal to a wide readership, including policy makers.

Managing Reform in Universities

The Dynamics of Culture, Identity and Organisational Change


Author: B. Stensaker,J. Välimaa,C. Sarrico

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284293

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 6673

This collection, now in paperback, explores how universities are coping with the range of reforms and changes taking place across higher education today. Analyzing areas such as leadership, quality management, strategic thinking, collegiality and academic work, and from the perspective of different agents within higher education including students, academics and management, this book examines the various differences between reform attempts and the actual changes happening in universities.

Mothers and Daughters

A Three-Dimensional Study of Health Attitudes and Behaviour


Author: Mildred Blaxter,Elizabeth Paterson,Sheila Murray Bethel

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company


Category: Medical

Page: 211

View: 8442

Mothers Surviving Child Sexual Abuse


Author: Carol-Ann Hooper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780203214084

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 1383

Despite increased recognition of the high incidence of child sexual abuse, little attention has so far been paid to the women on whom children primarily depend for care adn protection - their mothers. Informed by theory and research on other situations involving loss, secrecy and moral dilemmas, as well as the rapidly accumulating knowledge of child sexual abuse, Mothers Surviving Child Sexual Abuse offers a new analysis of mother's reactions and resposes, presenting a fresh perspective on a shocking porblem for practitioners and policy-makers involved in child protection, as well as students and lecturers of social work and social studies and women's studies.

The unheralded majority

contemporary women as mothers


Author: Lydia O'Donnell

Publisher: Free Press

ISBN: 9780669082746

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 170

View: 918

Constructing and Reconstructing Childhood

Contemporary Issues in the Sociological Study of Childhood


Author: Allison James,Alan Prout

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780750707039

Category: Education

Page: 260

View: 970

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Ecological studies of family life


Author: Arlene Vetere,Anthony Gale

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471912538

Category: Psychology

Page: 206

View: 2281

Considers why psychology has neglected the ?family? and offers an evaluation of existing theories of family behavior. Critiques general system theory and its applications in research and clinical contexts. Describes participant observation of family life as noted by researchers who lived in a family's home for extended periods and observed family interaction.

Why Have Kids?

A New Mom Explores the Truth about Parenting and Happiness


Author: Jessica Valenti

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547892616

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 178

View: 4494

A high-profile feminist, and a mother herself, explores the question of whether or not to have children, and how having children changes the life of parents, often not for the better, in this modern world. 20,000 first printing.

Having children

philosophical and legal reflections on parenthood : essays


Author: Onora O'Neill,William Ruddick,Society for Philosophy and Public Affairs

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 362

View: 2257

Women, Power, and Politics


Author: Margaret Stacey,Marion Price

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780422761505

Category: Femmes en politique

Page: 214

View: 5891

Feminism and the Politics of Childhood

Friends or Foes?


Author: Rachel Rosen,Katherine Twamley

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 1787350630

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 314

View: 451

Feminism and the Politics of Childhood offers an innovative and critical exploration of perceived commonalities and conflicts between women and children and, more broadly, between various forms of feminism and the politics of childhood. This unique collection of 18 chapters brings into dialogue authors from a range of geographical contexts, social science disciplines, activist organisations, and theoretical perspectives. The wide variety of subjects include refugee camps, care labour, domestic violence and childcare and education. Chapter authors focus on local contexts as well as their global interconnections, and draw on diverse theoretical traditions such as poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, posthumanism, postcolonialism, political economy, and the ethics of care. Together the contributions offer new ways to conceptualise relations between women and children, and to address injustices faced by both groups. Praise for Feminism and the Politics of Childhood: Friends or Foes? ‘This book is genuinely ground-breaking.’ ‒ Val Gillies, University of Westminster ‘Feminism and the Politics of Childhood: Friends or Foes? asks an impossible question, and then casts prismatic light on all corners of its impossibility.’ ‒ Cindi Katz, CUNY ‘This provocative and stimulating publication comes not a day too soon.’ ‒ Gerison Lansdown, Child to Child ‘A smart, innovative, and provocative book.’ ‒ Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Syracuse University ‘This volume raises and addresses issues so pressing that it is surprising they are not already at the heart of scholarship.’ ‒ Ann Phoenix, UCL

Perfect Madness

Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety


Author: Judith Warner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781594481703

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 332

View: 7100

An exploration of the world of modern motherhood describes the author's early parenting experiences in Paris and how they contrasted with anxiety-marked parenting expectations in the United States, drawing on mainstream media sources to identify what is shaping American cultural assumptions about parenting. By the author of Hilary Clinton: The Inside Story. Reprint.